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Bayern Munich to resume training on Monday

October 19, 2020 | shgcmyqk | No Comments

first_img“In order to further slow the spread of the coronavirus, Bayern asks fans to continue to follow the instructions of the authorities and therefore please do not come to the Bayern training ground,” added the statement.More than 1,300 people have died in Germany from the coronavirus. Topics : Bayern Munich said Sunday that players will return to training on Monday for the first time since the Bundesliga was suspended due to the coronavirus.Bayern led the table by four points when the season was halted on March 13.”The Bayern Munich first team will return to training in small groups from Monday, April 6,” said a statement from the club.center_img “This will be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities. “It goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed.”German football league officials had already advised a break in training until Sunday at the earliest.Bayern said that training will be held in private with no members of the public allowed.last_img read more

first_imgDisplaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday.The UNHCR said they may be forced into “survival sex” or child marriages.Lockdowns imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 have restricted movement and led to the closure of services. It said some safe shelters had been temporarily suspended.To counter the risk, the UNHCR is distributing emergency cash to survivors and women deemed to be at risk of gender-based violence.Triggs said governments should ensure that the “rising risks of violence” for displaced women are taken into account in their COVID-19 action plans.One measure could be ensuring that services for survivors of gender-based violence are designated as essential and remain accessible. “We need to pay urgent attention to the protection of refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls at the time of this pandemic,” said Gillian Triggs, the UNHCR assistant high commissioner for protection.”They are among those most at-risk. Doors should not be left open for abusers and no help spared for women surviving abuse and violence.”She said displaced women could end up confined with their abusers, while others, having lost their precarious livelihoods, “may be forced into survival sex, or child marriages by their families”, said Triggs. The restrictions imposed in many countries in response to the coronavirus pandemic mean limited access to support services, said the UNHCR.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Capitol Tribute to Tree of Life Shooting Victims SHARE Email Facebook Twitter National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a tribute at the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg for the 11 congregants killed in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. The capitol lights on Third Street will be darkened except for a single blue light.“All of Pennsylvania stands in solidarity with the victims, their families, all those mourning in Pittsburgh and Jewish Americans across the commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “This horrifying atrocity was the product of a dark and warped bigotry. We must shine a light on this hatred and anti-Semitism and expel it from our society.“While I remain deeply saddened by the loss of life, I found hope in the police officers that ran into harms way, the Jewish community in Pittsburgh that did not shy from who they are, and the Pittsburghers that came together to support one another. From this darkness, we must emerge with even greater energy to combat this vile hatred and to act to protect our citizens from these atrocities.”On Saturday, Governor Wolf also ordered all commonwealth flags at half-staff statewide in honor of the victims.center_img October 29, 2018last_img read more

first_imgEU member states must ensure the boards of pensions institutions are balanced in terms of gender, an MEP has argued in a report for the European Parliament’s select committee for Women’s Rights & Gender Equality.Sirpa Pietikäinen, Finnish MEP for the Christian Democrats EVP, board members and people in key positions must not only be professional and reliable but also have a sense of gender issues.Risk management and audit functions must be implemented with equal treatment of both sexes in mind, according to amendments proposed by Pietikäinen.The same should go for remuneration policy and financial provisions. The report said women in the EU received, on average, 39% less of a pension than men did, due to part-time jobs and career interruptions for familial reasons.It added that women also tend to work in different sectors, which can often lead to lower pensions.The report concluded that a disproportionate number of women were poor at old age, as they accrued less and lived longer.It warned that, the greater the emphasis on the second pillar, the greater the pensions gap between the sexes will be (difference is smaller within the first pillar).The report also suggested that a closer link between contributions and benefits would put women at a disadvantage because they often earn less or leave the labour process temporarily.Pietikäinen therefore proposed that the European Commission conduct a survey into the effects of the various pillars and systems on both men and women.Based on the outcome, it should take action and formulate proposals for structural reforms to guarantee equal pensions, she said.Pietikäinen also stressed that improved communication was extra important, “as women have less financial knowledge on average”.She said communications should focus on the effects a part-time job or temporary absence from the work force could have on their pensions.The European Parliament’s select committee is to discuss Pietikäinen’s report next week.last_img read more

first_imgAPG’s customers – which include the €414bn civil service scheme ABP, and BpfBOUW, the €58bn pension fund for the building sector – would manage interest rate and currency swaps directly with banks as well as the cash management involved.The asset manager indicated that it would transfer existing contracts to its individual pension fund clients and aimed at completing the process later this year. The €480bn Dutch asset manager APG is disbanding its treasury centre, which acts as a central counterparty for derivatives transactions on behalf of its pension fund clients.The manager said the decision followed the introduction of new European legislation, including the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFM).The EU directive would have forced APG to significantly restructure its treasury centre, which has operated in the markets for interest rate and currency swaps since 2010.As a consequence, the asset manager decided to gradually disband the centre’s operations. David van As, BpfBouwSpeaking to IPE, David van As, co-director of BpfBouw, said that regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) had made clear that it wanted pension funds to take over the task from APG because of their responsibility based on their scale.He added that DNB also considered the treasury centre as an extra link in the chain of derivatives transactions.According to Van As, the transition was a “large and complicated” project, as BpfBouw had to conclude new contracts, draw up policy documents and adjust its organisation.He said that he expected costs for his scheme would not increase by very much, adding that having its own structure for derivatives transactions would reduce its dependence on APG’s treasury centre.The approximately 12 staff of the treasury centre have joined APG’s treasury and trading team, which comprises more than 25 members. They carry out the same tasks.This article was updated on 24 July to clarify that APG is disbanding the treasury centre but not its functionality.last_img read more

first_imgAuthor, presenter and social media influencer, Lisa Cox, talks about her home. Photo: Claudia Baxter.LISA Cox is an author, freelance writer, speaker and disability advocate who lives in Hamilton, Brisbane, with her husband, Ren. Lisa is committed to promoting media diversity by fusing her professional background with acquired disabilities, which stem from having a brain haemorrhage at the age of 24. 1. Where do you live and why?I bought a two-bedroom apartment at Portside in Hamilton roughly seven years ago. It was never essential that I lived in Hamilton, but independent accessibility to nearby venues was key and Hamilton just happened to fit the bill perfectly. Because I don’t drive and require wheelchair accessible settings, being able to go to the gym/shops/meetings independently was paramount. Proximity to the city was also important. Firstly, because my husband works there and secondly, because I often require that people travel to me, so wanted to stay fairly central. 2. What is the best thing about your suburb?There are big changes happening around us over the next several years. New apartments and road upgrades can mean parts of Hamilton are a construction site, but I prefer to think of all the extra facilities that are on the way, such as a public swimming pool. Even though we’re so close to the city and in a bustling precinct, we never feel ‘çlosed-in’ and frequently enjoy getting out to nearby green spaces or walks by the river.Being close to the airport also helps when I have to travel for work.3. What do you love about your home?The location. I’m surrounded by lots of great locals and venues when I go outside each day, but it’s also a quiet and relaxing sanctuary for my husband and I once we close the front door.4. What would you change about your home? More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoAccess. Unfortunately, the apartment block was built before I moved in, so wheelchair access isn’t great in all areas (like the pool).5. Describe your dream home and location in Queensland?Family is in Brisbane so we’d stay here! Because there’s only two of us, my dream place would be another apartment in the same area, but with modifications for better wheelchair access throughout. A sprawling acreage in the middle of nowhere would be my worst nightmare because of the isolation — no matter how good the views were. 6. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home anywhere in the world and where? A penthouse with a built-in pool and gym in Manhattan, New York.7. What was the best piece of property advice you were give? Or what was the biggest lesson you learned?The best piece of advice I was given was that when buying property as an investment, find somewhere near public transport. Consider what a tenant would love, not just what appeals to you. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to never assume that because a building meets ‘Australian Standards’ (for disability access) that it will work for every disabled person. We’re all different, as are our specific needs. Have more than a single inspection written into the contract before building is complete.last_img read more

first_imgThe Port of New Bedford in Massachusetts has received a USD 15.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation which will be used for expanding and improving the infrastructure.The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant will help the port extend its bulkhead, making room for 60 additional commercial vessels and providing an additional site for offshore wind activities.The project is also said to sequester 250,000 cubic yards of contaminated materials and provide for the beneficial use of 130,000 cubic yards of sediment.To remind, the Port of New Bedford applied for the government grant in October 2017 seeking to make room for an increase in activities.In July, Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren, together with Representative Bill Keating, sent a letter to the Department of Transportation urging for the grant.“Christmas has come early for the Port of New Bedford, and all of the hard-working fishermen, off-shore wind stagers, and residents who rely on the Port’s success,” said Markey, member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and Environment and Public Works Committee.“With this BUILD Grant, New Bedford will be able to make much needed improvements and expansions to the Port, while eradicating harmful environmental contaminants. It’s a simple formula: better infrastructure equals more commercial activity, and more commercial activity equals greater economic development and job creation for New Bedford and the South Shore.”According to Representative Keating, the fund will unlock the potential of the harbor and the city, support the fishing industry, create hundreds of new and permanent local jobs, as well as lead to increased state and private investment in New Bedford’s commercial sector.last_img read more

first_imgKay had started 17th, series veteran Webb ran second most of the way and DeFrance rounded out the top five after starting 12th.  He pulled away again, taking the $3,044 checkers more than half a straightaway ahead of Matt Ryan, Justin Kay, Gary Webb and DeFrance. The Late Model feature brought the third annual special to a close. Dave Wada led the first two times around the track before Aikey took charge, checking out on the rest of the field before a caution brought the field back together with five laps left. “I had a hell of a career in the Summer Series. I’m proud to have been part of it,” Aikey said. “I’m just stunned. I was proud to win tonight.”  A standing ovation from his hometown fans followed congratulations from IMCA officials and pro­moter Toby Kruse. One hundred and seventy-eight cars saw action Thursday, leading into the two-day World Nation­als.  “I raced every race I could, trying to win every race I could,” DeFrance said of his streak. After different drivers led each of the first four laps, Jeff Mueller outran Dallon Murty and Damon Murty to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers.  Ironman Darrel DeFrance was recognized for perfect attendance and unswaying support when the 500th and final Summer Series for IMCA Late Models event was held Thursday night at his hometown Marshalltown Speedway. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline) “Jeff was good tonight. It was a fun night,” said DeFrance, who also watched as daughter Brittany ac­cepted the marriage proposal from Dale Heinzer during pre-race. “The only thing that could have made it better was if I won.” And Nathan Ballard took the lead just before halfway, winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature ahead of Luke Schluetter and Marcus Wayne. Summer Series feature results – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 3. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 4. Gary Webb, Blue Grass; 5. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 6. Dave Wada, Wilton; 7. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo; 8. Ben Seemann, Waterloo; 9. Logan Duffy, Independence; 10. Curtis Glover, Knoxville; 11. Greg Kastli, Waterloo; 12. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 13. Bobby Hansen, Center Point; 14. Jill George, Cedar Falls; 15. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 16. Curt Martin, Independence; 17. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 18. Darin Duffy, Urbana; 19. Eric Pollard, Peosta; 20. Shawn Cooney, Des Moines; 21. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 22. Kyle Krampe, Baxter; 23. Nick Marolf, Moscow; 24. Andy Eckrich, Oxford. Ironman Darrel DeFrance was recognized for perfect attendance and unswaying support when the 500th and final Summer Series for IMCA Late Models event was held Thursday night at his hometown Marshalltown Speedway. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline) Cody Laney earned $1,219 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for his IMCA Modi­fied win ahead of Tim Ward and hard charger Tom Berry.  Darrel DeFrance, Dale’s son, was recognized for his perfect attendance through the series’ 500th and final event. Jeff Aikey won that final feature, leading all but the first three of 44 laps to win for the series-best 71st time.  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Sept. 17) – The two drivers synonymous with IMCA’s Summer Series for Late Models were honored before and at the end of Marshalltown Speedway’s Dale DeFrance Me­morial.  One of, if not the most respected drivers in division history, the Ironman DeFrance received a custom door panel, a stone plaque engraved with pictures of his cars from different eras, and a die cast replica of his father’s race car during pre-race ceremonies.  Brayton Carter led start to finish in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature, leading Johna­thon Logue and Dylan VanWyk across the stripe. DeFrance had finished eighth, Aikey 17th in the first-ever Summer Series event on April 11, 1987 in West Burlington; 17 series championships and 209 feature wins were represented by drivers in the field at Marshalltown. last_img read more

Pilkington injury worry for Irish

September 21, 2020 | shgcmyqk | No Comments

first_img Press Association Norwich midfielder Anthony Pilkington is a doubt for Ireland’s friendly against Latvia on Friday night. The Ireland squad met up in Portmarnock on Monday as they prepared to begin training under new management duo Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane. However, Pilkington was not among them as he remained in Norfolk for treatment on a dead leg. center_img A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: “Anthony Pilkington has emerged as an injury doubt after coming off during Norwich’s clash against West Ham on Saturday with a dead leg. “He will remain with his club until Thursday while his progress is monitored.” O’Neill and Keane are due to get to work in earnest at Gannon Park on Tuesday morning ahead of the first game of their reign against the Latvians at the Aviva Stadium. They will then head for Poznan for a second friendly against Poland next Tuesday evening. last_img read more

Magath’s ranks bolstered by trio

September 21, 2020 | shgcmyqk | No Comments

first_img If Magath can mastermind back-to-back league wins for Fulham for only the second time this season, they will close to within two points of Norwich. And defender Jonny Heitinga is convinced the west Londoners can maintain their place in the Premier League. “You have to believe we can still do it, I believe we can,” he said. “The only thing that matters right now is the club’s survival – we just need to find the way. This is the first time I’ve been involved in a relegation battle, but you have to deal with the same pressures as when you are challenging for trophies. “Of course, the trophy for us will be staying up in the Premier League. It’s a real challenge but it’s up to us to play as well as we can between now and the end of the season.” Neil Adams insists his first match as Norwich manager will not on its own determine whether the Canaries retain their top-flight status. Adams replaced the sacked Chris Hughton on Sunday after the loss to West Brom which leaves Norwich five points clear of the relegation zone. Matches with Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal follow for the Canaries and many predict the losers of the Fulham-Norwich clash will be consigned to the drop. But Adams said: “I keep hearing the must-win, the one-game season. It’s a five-game season. We’re capable of beating anybody.” Adams, who last season led Norwich to victory in the FA Youth Cup, could invoke a seige mentality. “If people want to write us off, great,” he said. “We’ll be confident we’ll win games. If people want to give us no chance, fine. “We’re used to that. We’re down at the bottom end of the table with six, seven, eight other clubs who have been written off on a weekly basis. “(But) at Carrow Road against the big teams we’ve won games. “For these next four weeks, five games, we’ve got to leave no stone unturned and come what may, whatever happens, one thing we would’ve done was given it everything. “We’ve got to stay in this division this year. That’s the one and only goal.” Defender Michael Turner and Leroy Fer could be in contention to return after recovering from hamstring injuries and Wes Hoolahan is expected to be included in Adams’ first starting XI. Defender Sebastien Bassong should be fit following a knock, but Elliott Bennett (knee) is again involved with the under-21s. Fulham manager Felix Magath could welcome back three players for the crucial Barclays Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Norwich on Saturday. Press Association Defender Dan Burn is fit after a muscle problem with midfielders Scott Parker and Giorgos Karagounis also returning to the squad. Club-record signing Kostas Mitroglou remains sidelined with a knee injury but loanee Darren Bent could feature having missed the win over parent club Aston Villa last weekend. last_img read more